A Writer Recalls Her Childhood During The Harvest in Cumières, France.
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Lost then found

Read the rest of the story at Sidetracked.com. Imagine a world where money is seemingly endless, and where life revolves around showcasing multi-million dollar yachts and all things gold and glistening. Where, when the European summer is imminent, you’re nobody unless you’re docked in a port somewhere along the French Riviera with It Girls hanging off your arm. In that...
A look back at the life of Victorian cartographer, adventurer and rabble-rouser, Sir Richard Francis Burton. By Simon Bendle
During my subsequent stay in Austria there was no discomfort or psychic trauma, nor was there the opposite reaction: suddenly gaining insights into the nature of healing and acceptance.
Walking Hadrian’s Wall is not an exotic task. It has none of the glamour or exhilaration of thrashing through rainforests or trailblazing across white-hot deserts. Indeed, when the most sensational episodes one will get to recount by a fireside involve mild fogs, soggy bogs and a few tepid gales – and the admission is made that the most exotic...
For the rest of the world, the four-year-long Siege of Sarajevo, which began in 1992, has been relegated to the pages of history books. But on the streets of the Bosnia and Herzegovina capital, small craters left from mortar damage are now filled with red resin and act as constant reminders of the horror and tragedy of what became...
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The inhospitable Southern Highlands of Iceland are vast, sparse and un-populated. Here, nature is at its rawest, impossible shapes rise out of nothing amongst the glaciers, volcanoes, hot-springs and lava fields. The isolated structures belonging to the shepherds act as the frontier between nature and culture. They are buffer between order and chaos, between life and death.
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They call Angel León the "Chef of the Sea." It's almost not even hyperbole.

Village of One

He survived the Srebrenica Massacre by hiding in the woods for 78 days, sometimes eating snails and grass. Now, 20 years later, Elvir Hafizovic works in the Srebrenica post office.

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